Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is actually best when writing short fiction. Tautly-written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 of his best short stories with a preface from Bruce Sterling, now available for the first time in trade paperback. These... show more
Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is actually best when writing short fiction. Tautly-written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 of his best short stories with a preface from Bruce Sterling, now available for the first time in trade paperback. These brilliant, high-resolution stories show Gibson's characters and intensely-realized worlds at his absolute best, from the chip-enhanced couriers of "Johnny Mnemonic" to the street-tech melancholy of "Burning Chrome."
Publish date: July 29th 2003
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Short Stories
Hippies have known about these dangerous technologies for a long time, and the state cracks down hard on them, and not entirely without good reason either. The world cannot run (for long anyway) on raves and drugs and loud music, any fool can see that. There is also a false economy in these supposed...
This collection of short stories is a great introduction to the Sprawl. I highly recommend this as it will give a greater understanding of the follow-on trilogy.
Some good, some not so good, [a:Gibson|9226|William Gibson|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1282769227p2/9226.jpg] works better in longer tanglier stories :)
Only one story that I didn't like...wow...that's impressive in a short story collection. "Johnny Mnemonic - 5 stars - definitely going to reread this story." "The Gernsback Continuum - 5 stars - I just recently read this story, but for the life of me can't remember where. even better the second time...